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FACE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN hXAItY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1940

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Reply Churlish
by TOUCHSTONE

DRAMA

two Can Play That Game!

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NIGHT EDITOR: A. P. BLAUSTEIN
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
only.

Mexico Grants
Oil Land To Japan

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N MANY WAYS Japan has cast its
F ominous shadow over the Western
Hemisphere. During the past few decades many
Japanese have emigrated to parts of Latin Amer-
ica, particularly Brazil and Peru. Coffee planters
and managers of other industries imported Jap-
anese in order to get laborers at a much lower
wage.
After penetrating South America merely as
laborers, the Japanese turned to small farming,
with success similar to that they enjoyed in
Southern California, and in Peru there have
been serious riots because of the taking over of
large parts of that country by the Japanese.
Several Latin American nations have followed
the lead of the United States in adopting Japan-
ese immigration exclusion acts.
With a political foothold in South America
gained through its emigrants, Japan has been
trying to take over some of the markets lost
there by European nations because of the war.
This fact makes even more serious the unex-
pected announcement by the Mexican govern-
ment that 7,000 acres rich in oil near Vera Cruz
have been granted to a Japanese company.
THE GRANTING of this concession 'is in direct
opposition to the policy which Mexico adopt-
ed in expropriating British and American oil
lands elsewhere in Mexico. The state depart-
ment has every reason to look deeply into the
reasons prompting this action on the part of
the Mexican government. It may mean a depart-
ure from the policy of expropriation and that
Mexico intends to return to this nation and
England the former oil grants under a new
agreement.
i However, until it is proved that this is the
intention of the Mexican government-and sur-
face conditions seem to point in another direc-
tion- the Japanese grant must be taken at face
value, as an award of privileges to Japan which
is discriminatory toward this nation. Since Japan
is a partner of the axis nations, it would seem
that the oil concession is a victory for the dic-
tators in this hemisphere. The United States
is entitled to a clear and honest explanation
from the government of Mexico as to its inten-
tions and reasons for making the grant.
- William Baker
Last Sunset
On New York Fair .. .
HE WORLD OF TOMORROW is
now a part of yesterday. Five hun-
dred thousand jammed New York's World Fair
last Sunday to catch one last glimpse of the
Big Town's biggest show before the sound of
taps officially closed it for all time.
Notwithstanding the carnation-and-cane sales-
manship, the raucous chants of the barkers,
and the gilded commercial displays, the Fair
was a living symbol of domestic and interna-
tional cooperation. But even while immaculate
Grover Whalen was throwing open the gates
for the first time in 1939, there were rumblings
of the forthcoming world upheaval. The empty
foundations of the demolished Russian Pavilion
in 1940, and the tomb-like atmosphere of the
Czechoslovakian and Polish exhibits did not en-

AT THE RISK of getting my head in a sling,
I am here and now going on the record as
a man inalterably opposed to clubwomen of all
sorts, be they even one half as worthy as they
seem to believe themselves. Almost since the
beginning of school I have seen ladies with grim
faces going here and going there to attend lec-
tures or hold meetings or wear uniforms or put
up flags along the fair streets of our city. They
come here in cars, and anybody knows what a
woman driver is like even under normal circum-
stances to say nothing of when she is attending
a convention, and they honk at students and
turn corners and jam traffic and get cops mad
and get themselves all pink and excited and
flustered and get me mad, oh so very very mad.
I cannot understand anyhow what the fascina-
tion of a college town is for all these groups of
assorted earnest people who go to conventions.
The ladies, God bless them, evidently hold to
the theory that there is culture to be picked up
off the streets of any place where a professor
holds forth. Which may be so, but the ladies,
God bless them, are never looking nearly so
hard for culture as for someone to tell them
that they are already cultured, someone to tell
them they are the mainstays (whalebone) of
the community, the citadels of all that is fine
in America today.
Th ladies, God bless them, and by this time
you will have gathered that when I say "bless"
it is only a manner of speaking and nothing
more, like to go to dinners, wearing their dowdy
dresses or their Queen Mary hats, and at the
dinners they like to sit and see who can talk
louder than who, and then they like their self-
conscious chairmen to stand up and rap on a
glass with a fork and say "Girls -."
AND they like for some fairly good looking, or
at least sort of interesting looking don't you
know what I mean, man to get up and say "I
am reminded of a story" which makes them
laugh two or three minutes after he has finished
the story, and then they like him to clear his
throat as though we are all intelligent people
here and there are serous matters to be settled
before the world goes on any longer without
the benefits of whatever it is that the club ladies
purport to do, and they like him to talk to them,
tell them new things that they can puzzle over
for a long time after they get home and their
poor tired husbands begin to bore them.
The best man I ever heard talk turkey to a
bunch of ladies was a prof in the education
school, but maybe I'd better not tell his name,
he will know who I mean, and know that I have
always admired him for his guts, and that's all
that counts. He got up over at the Rackham
Building one afternoon when I was a kid re-
porter, which I am not now, and he said, "The
trouble with all you ladies is that you don't ever
do anything. You come to these meetings and
think you're doing good just by hearing about
what should be done, and then you go back
home and never think about the problems we
talk about here until it's time to come back here
again." And how they hated it. They got up
and gave him particular hell, and they were
offended at his lack of tact, and they stayed
after to tell him in more detail just what sort
of a low monster he was. And I smiled and went'
over to the office and wrote my story, and wished
there were more men in the world like that one.
THE ADVANTAGE the ladies, God bless them,
have over the rest of us is that they can be
just as rude as they want and still manage in
all sincerity to be very miffed when someone
asks them to take off their large hats or please
not to step into line ahead of some poor patient
male. I don't need to write the whole thing, there
is a good treatment of this in Sinclair Lewis'
"Babbitt." The scene at the movie house. Yes,
there are times when it seems to be a woman's
world, but by the lord Harry, if ever it gets to
a point where it really is, where by the influence
of the mother the male animal is so reduced
as to entirely acquiesce in anything proposed by
womankind, heaven help us all, for there will
be no more crude men to do the new and vulgar
and radical things, and no swearing or spitting
or propagation except by special permit, and
what in hell will that leave for the ladies to
concern themselves over except their own empty
lives,. the realization that they are no longer
women or mothers or wives, but only delegates.

the carnation and cane). The Fair proved itself
a barometer of America's thoughts and tastes
when it discarded its apostle of pre-1929 ticker
tape parades and open Packard touring cars.
Under the shadow of the Trylon and Peri-
sphere you heard the twang of New England,
the sugary slur of the South, the hard hitting
consonants of the Mid-West, and dialects from
every point of the compass. The world had met
in the greatest and perhaps the last of the in-
ternational expositions.
Today, as the demolition crews start their
work on Flushing Meadows, we wonder if the
"Dawn of a New Day" was only a colorful sun-
set preceding the long night.
-- Dan Behrman
Worth Fighting For
WHEN H. G. WELLS arrived in this
country three weeks ago he de-
scribed Lord Halifax, the British Foreign Secre-
tary, as "the quintessence of all that patriotic,
English-speaking men should be afraid of." He
added that his visit was made possible by the
very government which he so vehemently criti-
cized. "That," he pointed, "is democracy. That's
what we're fighting for."
-New York Times

By MILTON ORSHEKSKY
Professor Windt, director of Play Productiol,
gave as his reason for the selection of "Three
Men On A Horse" as the group's first offering
the belief that "with the world the way it is,
people will want to go to the theatre to laugh."
Whether or not we agree with the thesis, it must
be said that last night's particular brand of
escapism offered, at best, a dubious argument.
For Play Production's performance of the Ab-
bott-Holm farce at the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre, although it tries very hard, never quite
comes off. Partly because the comedy is slight
stuff, partly because it depends for its success
on a few farcical situations and gag lines that
require the pacing and finesse of experienced
performers, the production was a spotty, patently
amateurishfaffair. The story concerns the ad-
ventures of "Oiwin," who through 800 perform-
ances on Broadway, in innumerable traveling
companies, and as a motion picture hero, has
become as great an American legend as Icha-
bod Crane, and with half the effort. All "Oiwin"
has to do is ride on a bus to Ozone Heights, pick
out horses "like some people do cross-word
puzzles," and those horses romp home in one-
two-three order. Of course, "Oiwin," in real
life a composer of greeting-card verses, never
bets money, because "that would spoil it all."
But some newly-found acquaintances in a bar-
room have a more sophisticated attitude on
pleasure. The result: "Oiwin" is "kidnapped"
by them, persuaded - with the aid of a 10
per cent cut-that picking horses is much more
satisfactory to mind and body than writing
"mother's day" greetings, and set to work-bus
and all.
That is the framework, typically Abbott and
it allows for a typically Abbott farce: a bed-
room scene with a misunderstanding; blustering
physical by-play by a variety of characters (in
its first-night exuberance Play Production al-
most lost a man by having him thrown against
a wall); innuendos that are timed exactly or are
nothing, etc.
With such a burden, the cast and Director
Windt struggle manfully. Donald Diamond,
Adeline Gittlen, John Sinclair, Whitfield Con-
ner, Jack Silcott and the rest were more or less
adequate in-and-outers all evening. The audi-
ence was sympathetic, too, but it was no go. It
may be that there was something wrong with
Professor Windt's thesis.
C e
D" Pecisc
RobertS.Aflee
MADISON, WIS.-For more than thirty years
there has been a LaFollette in the Senate, but
this year the famous crusading dynasty is in
real danger of being unseated.
"Young Bob" LaFollette, able, courageous,
conscientious son of the late great Progressive,
is fighting for his political life. In the past two
weeks, Bob's prospects appear to have improved,
but the final outcome of the close struggle is
still doubtful.
Bob's opponent is Fred H. Clausen, wealthy
farm-implement merchant, and regular Repub-
lican, who long has been a LaFollette foe.
Clausen, however, is not the real source of Bob's
difficulties, although he is their beneficiary.
Bob's difficulties stem from various factors
unrelated to Clausen. Chief of them are:
(1) Deep-seated antipathy toward LaFollette's
glib, ambitious, younger brother Phil, twice Gov-
ernor of Wisconsin; and
(2) A strong undercurrent of hostility toward
Bob, because of his extreme isolationist stand,
among the large Scandinavian population which
has been the backbone of the Progressive move-
ment in the state.
This widespread feeling against Phil still is
prevalent, and, curiously, is being taken out on
Bob. Definitely abetting this is the known fact

that Bob is swayed politically by his flashy
younger brother.
Privately, Bob did not approve of the National
Progressive Party plan. But when Phil insisted
on going through with it, Bob did not demur.
Bob may yet skin through the election on
November 5, but if he does he'll know he has
been through the toughest fight of his fifteen-
year senatorial career.
The City Editor's
SCRfITCH PRD
UST ANOTHER WEEK and then the big elec-
tion shebang. Meanwhile the mud flies.
We wonder if FDR realizes the history he is
making. Win, lose or draw now, he has tried
something unique in the U.S.A. His name will
be remembered, that's certain.
* * *
And in the state, perennial Gov. Dickin-
son is spending a little of his time ducking
Democratic punches. Not too oddly, the old
crippled children issue is echoing around
the capitol up at Lansing again. But loudly.
A[R. GALLUP'S POLL has been bubbling ever

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1940
VOL. LI. No. 28.
Pubilcation in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Notices
To the Members of the Faculty,
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts: The second regular meet-
ing of the Faculty of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts for
the academic session of 1940-1941
will be held in Room 1025 Angell
Hall, November 4th, 1940, at 4:10
p.m.
The reports of the various com-
mittees, instead of being read orally
at the meeting, have been prepared
in advance and are included with this
call to the meeting. They should be
retained in your files as part of the
minutes of the November meeting.
Edward H. Kraus
AGENDA
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of October 7th, 1940
(pp. 662-676), which were distributed
by campus mail.
2. Consideration of the reports sub-
mitted with this call to the meeting.
a. Executive Committee, prepared by
Professor R. C. Angell. b. Univer-
sity Council, prepared by Professor
W. H. Worrell. c. Executive Board
of the Graduate School, prepared by
Professor C. S. Schoepfle. d. Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs, prepared by Professor C. F.
Remer.ye. Deans' Conference, pre-
pared by Dean E. H. Kraus.
3. Foreign books and periodicals:
Librarian W. W. Bishop.
4. College Honors Program: Asso-
ciate Professor B. D. Thuma.
5. Admission of students with ad-
vanced standing: Assistant Professor
C. M. Davis.
6. New business.
7. Announcements.
.Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due Satur-
day, November 2, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
Bronson-Thomas Prize in German:
Value $40. Open to all undergraduate
students in German distinctly Ameri-
can training. Will be awarded on the
results of a three-hour essay compe-
tition to be held under departmental
supervision in the latter half of
March, 1941 (exact date to be an-
nounced two weeks in advance.) Con-
testants must satisfy the Department
that they have done their reading
in German. The essay may be written
in English or German. Each contest-
ant will be free to choose his own sub-
ject from a list of at least 30 offered.

tions. The last date for filing appli-
cation is November 25, 1940.
Senior Specialist in Higher Educa-
tion, salary $4,600.
Superintendent of Clothing Fac-
tory, class A, salary $3,800; class B,
salary $3,200; class C, salary $2,600.
Foreman Tailor, class A, salary
$2,300; classB, salary $2,000; class
C, salary $1,860.
Complete announcement on file at
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall. Office hours 9-12
and 2-4.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
will be open to registration Thurs-
day and Friday, October 31 and No-
vember 1 and Monday through Wed-
nesday, November 3-6 inclusive.
Blanks may be obtained at the office,
201 Mason Hall, hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Both seniors and graduate students,
as well as staff members, are eligible
for the services of the Bureau, and
may register in the Teaching Divi-
sion, or in the General Division,
which includes registration for all
positions other than teaching. Feb-
ruary, June and August graduates
are urged to register now, as this is
the only general registration to be
held during the year and positions
are already coming in for next year.
After November 6, by the Ruling
of the Regents, there will be a late
registration fee of $1.
Error in Student Directory: The
telephone number of the Phi Delta
Theta House, 1437 Washtenaw Ave.,
is 2-4551 and not 2-4451 as printed in
the Directory.
Applications for board are being ac-
cepted at the Robert Owen Coopera-
tive House, 922 S. State St.

The Congress Co-operative }Iouse
has one vacancy for room and board
for this semester, and several vacan-
cies for board alone. Any student in-
terested phone 2-2143 or stop at the
house, 816 Tappan.
Alpha Lambda Delta: All money
for pins and certificates must be
given to Gertrude Inwood, 4515
Stockwell Hall, by Friday, Novem-
ber 1.
Academic Notices
Pre-Medical Students: The Medi-
cal Aptitude Test of the Association
of American Medical Colleges will
be given at the University of Michi-
gan Friday, November 8. All stu-
dents planning to enter a medical
school in the fall of 1941 should
take this test. The Medical School
of the University of Michigan espe-
cially urges all those who planto
apply for admission in 1941 to write
this examination.
This examination must not be con-
fused with the series of tests spon-
sored by the Pre-Medical Society on
this campus. The Association's test,
given November 8, is used by admis-
sion officers as one of the criteria
in admitting students in practically
all Class A medical schools, and is
given but once a year. Further in-
formation may be obtained in Room
4 University Hall and tickets should
be purchased immediately at the
Cashier's Office.
All Students interested. in enroll-
ing in a special course in the im-
provement of reading, which is to
be organized shortly, are invited to
attend a general meeting at 4:00
o'clock today in Natural Science Aud-
itorium. At that time the general
plan of the course will be discussed,
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